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MSI PS63 Modern 8RC

Specifications

MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC (PS63 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q - 4096 MB, Core: 1189 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, 417.49, Optimus with UHD 620
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2 x DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM slots. Up to 32 GB, with 1 x 16 GB module preinstalled
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Chi Mei CMN15E8 N156HCE/EN1, IPS, MSI True Color (~ 100% sRGB), glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe, Free Slot: 1 x M.2 PCIe / SATA Combo, 407 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Combined headphone and microphone jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, M.2 PCIe / SATA combo
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 357 x 234 ( = 0.63 x 14.06 x 9.21 in)
Battery
82 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cells, firmly installed
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p at 30 FPS
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI software package including Creator Center for system optimisation, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.661 kg ( = 58.59 oz / 3.66 pounds), Power Supply: 335 g ( = 11.82 oz / 0.74 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 83%, features: 71%, display: 85% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the MSI PS63 Modern 8RC

90% MSI PS63 Modern 8RC (Core i7-8565U, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Slim yet powerful is no longer witchcraft. MSI has developed the PS63 for productive power users who edit images and videos. Its dedicated GPU should meet the high demands of video and photo-editing, design work, 3D animation or music production. We will put the PS63 Modern 8RC through its paces in this detailed review and see how it stands up against its competitors.
70% MSI PS63 Modern
Source: PC Mag English
MSI continues to bolster its business-friendly Prestige line with the PS63 Modern, a svelte 15.6-inch notebook that falls just short of the top rung of desktop replacements.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI PS63 Modern 8RC Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's really hard to find a laptop that strikes the perfect balance between features and portability. MSI has come very close to that with the PS63 Modern. This is a company that knows what serious PC users want, and design hasn't come in the way of usability. The screen and keyboard are very good, battery life is strong, and overall construction quality is satisfying.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% MSI PS63 Modern 8Rc Recensione: Un Notebook Tuttofare Pensato Per Il Lavoro
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%
93% Recensione MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Recensione MSI PS63 Modern: un prontuario di produttività
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high autonomy; nice display; pleasant ergonomy. Negative: No Thunderbolt 3 port; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2019
MSI Prestige PS63 Preview
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Metal case; premium design; solid workmanship; slim size; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2019
100% Portable MSI PS63 Modern
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
82% MSI PS63 Modern: компактный ноутбук с мощным железом и двумя днями работы
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q: Efficient mid-range graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP107 chip as the normal GTX 1050 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 10 - 15% lower performance than the laptop GTX 1050 but at a much lower power consumption. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.661 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-009GB
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-02- 8 (Update: 2019-02- 8)